What caught my eye this week.
I am down in Cornwall at the moment, living the outdoorsy middle-class Londoner’s cliché dream. Earlier this evening Paul Ainsworth wowed with a rib. Yesterday a Rick Stein spot did wonders with a negroni.
The Camel Estuary of course outshines them all.
So technically I’m on my holidays. But this being October in the UK there’s been plenty of rain to keep me busy. Hence a short menu of links below.
Enjoy, please add anything you’ve spotted in the comments – and have a great weekend!
Three investing mistakes that cost me – Monevator
From the archive-ator: which asset allocation is right for you? – Monevator
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No improvement in fuel supplies, say retailers – BBC
Millions of Britons face higher gas and electricity bills – Guardian
Investors surge into VCTs ahead of dividend tax increase [Search result] – FT
How much tax will you pay now stamp duty break has ended? – Which
Outcry over proposal for lower student loan repayment threshold – Guardian
Stablecoins, stability, and financial inclusion – a16z
Products and services
Buy-to-let landlords can now bag a sub-1% mortgage rate – ThisIsMoney
Gatehouse Bank launches a best buy 1.51% ‘Green’ one-year savings bond – ThisIsMoney
Sign-up to Freetrade via my link and we can both get a free share worth between £3 and £200 – Freetrade
American Express boosts rewards for new Gold card customers – ThisIsMoney
Homes for sale near good public transport, in pictures – Guardian
Comment and opinion
Reversing the sequence of the last 40 years of returns – TEBI
The broken clock – Of Dollars and Data
Everyone can predict where life’s journey will end – Humble Dollar
Save now, buy later – A Wealth of Common Sense
The trouble with one-sided markets – Ritholtz
The true cost of private schools – Banker on FIRE
What financial advisors need to know about crypto – ETF.com
Taking the Great out out of Britain – Simple Living in Somerset
Naughty corner: Active antics
The arithmetic of high conviction portfolios – Klement on Investing
Has the (latest) retail trading boom changed the stock market? – Factor Research
I just don’t care – All-star Charts
Widespread hedge fund outperformance is truly a thing of the past – TEBI
The Milken way – Neckar’s New Money
The 60-year old scientific screw-up that helped Covid kill – Wired
Covid antiviral pill can halve the risk of hospitalization – BBC
Kindle book bargains
The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder – £3.89 on Kindle
Will lab-grown meat ever rival the real thing? – Guardian
Off our beat
Steven Pinker: why doesn’t rationality seem to matter any more? – Harvard
History’s seductive beliefs – Morgan Housel
Ex-Morgan Stanley analyst explains the problem with banking jobs – EFC
A hamster in a special cage has been trading cryptocurrency since June and is beating the S&P 500 – Markets Insider
The Goldilocks fallacy – Seth Godin
Existential optimism – Not Boring
“Never buy anything from someone who is out of breath.”
― Burton G. Malkiel, A Random Walk Down Wall Street
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What caught my eye this week. I am down in Cornwall at the moment, living the outdoorsy middle-class Londoner’s cliché dream. Earlier this evening Paul Ainsworth wowed with a rib. Yesterday a Rick Stein spot did wonders with a negroni. The Camel Estuary of course outshines them all. So technically I’m on my holidays. But
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